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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
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Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get Nissan Dealership Certified
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
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Industry News for Automotive Techs: November 5 - November 11
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Mobile Housekeeper
If you are a mobile housekeeper, chances are that you are looking for a small, reliable used vehicle that offers good gas mileage and enough space to store your supplies. With that in mind,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Farmer
If you're a farmer, you know that what you need isn’t a used car – it’s a used pickup truck. How else are you going to haul around hay, implements, garden produce,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Caterer
If you are in the catering business, you need a reliable vehicle that will provide you with what you need to transport your food, linens, and other supplies. Generally speaking, you're better off...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Uber or Lyft Driver
Are you thinking of becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft? That could be an exciting career change – you’ll get to meet a lot of interesting people, and if you love to drive, what better way to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Gardener or Landscape Architect
Gardeners and landscape architects need to haul around quite a bit of gear. As a gardener, chances are you will need to transport a variety of mowing equipment, along...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Plumber
Plumbers need to carry around all manner of tools and supplies. If you’re plumbing a large building, or even a decent sized home, you’re going to need a vehicle that has quite...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Electrician
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a General Contractor
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My 2000 Nissan Frontier is 214,000 miles and in decent working order. Could I attempt to drive cross country in it?Or buy a new 1?
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My car will not exceed 3rpms when accelerating from say 30-60mph. What could be the issue?
Hi Destine. Thanks for writing in today. Usually this type of issue is caused by a faulty shift solenoid, or most likely - an obstruction of dirty transmission fluid inside hydraulic lines. Sometimes having the transmission flushed and filter replaced...
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Feels like the car doesn't get out of 3rd gear. Check engine light is on. And when it gets over 60mph the car shudders.
Hi Joe. Thanks for contacting us today. Generally speaking, anytime a warning light is illuminated, it's due to the fact that a sensor has relayed an error while monitoring a mechanical or electrical component or system. This stores and error...
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Car wont pass 3000 rpm
What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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Hi Peter i have a torque mount that needs replacing in my wifes 2012 nissan altima coupe? how much would that cost?
There is some variance in cost depending on exacting which engine/transmission mount you are referring to. However, if you use YourMechanic's on-line estimator you will receive an instant, detailed written quote, and can also schedule the repairs to suit your...
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Why is my nissan altima over heating
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Why is my nissan altima over heating even tho i changed the water pump , busted upper radiator hose & added new colant but leaks t
Hi Juan. There are several reasons why your Nissan is overheating after completing these services. First and most common is that while adding radiator coolant to the vehicle, it may not have been properly primed and bled. This will create...
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My xterra has electrical problems. The a/c doesn't work and neither does my pump for window washing fluid.
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I was told I needed a engine variable timing solenoid.
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Does not start
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Can you replace a radiator and transmission for a 2066 Xterra?
The radiator replacement is straightforward. Please use YourMechanic's radiator replacement service page to obtain an instant quote and schedule as you like. Transmissions can be repaired, re-built or replaced with off-the-shelf re-manufactured units. Generally, used transmissions are less preferred, unless...
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Transmission whining sound
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Car won't start
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Jeffrey My 07 xterra brakes are soft. The pedal goes down pretty far, what could be causing this? Fluid level is ok.
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I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra. Today I stupidly put my car in park while going about 7 miles per hour.
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My 2003 altima has issues starting in the heat.
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When I am driving the car will stopping accelerating as if I took my foot off the pedal but my foot hasn't even moved.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or throttle position sensor. These can be tested and replaced if needed. When this happens, you should also scan the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes....

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